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Old 01-11-2007, 03:19 AM   #21
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Great advice man! My 2nd secondary just arrived today along with a bunch of other helpful stuff as well as more extract kits. I opened up all the kits to inspect and found that some even have grains that need steeping, baby steps my friends, baby steps! I plan on getting about 3 batches in by the end of Jan so I'm well stocked for my birthday and St. Pats, both in March or course. Patience......


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Old 01-11-2007, 02:09 PM   #22
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Newbies: Here's how to ensure that you will follow through with a new batch right away.
Buy 2 kits with that use the same yeast strain and brew them a week apart.
When you rack beer #1 off the primary, pour you new batch on the old yeast cake.
What do you do after you put the new batch on the old yeast cake?
Add the additional yeast that came with the second kit?

This may be basic stuff but it seems to run counter to what the books i'm reading say so i'm more than a little confused by this advise.

I'll post my other Q's on the newb thread Thanx
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What do you do after you put the new batch on the old yeast cake?
Add the additional yeast that came with the second kit?

This may be basic stuff but it seems to run counter to what the books i'm reading say so i'm more than a little confused by this advise.

I'll post my other Q's on the newb thread Thanx
No, just hang on to that yeast. Stick it in the fridge. With dry yeast, there's really no cost savings but you'll be getting a very quick-starting ferment. Liquid yeast runs $7 per pack, so you can save money but pitching on the yeast cake. Supposedly, you could get some mutations after doing this three times so then you use new yeast. I've never done it three times, usually just two because then I"m making a different kind of beer.

A good book to read is "How to Brew" by John Palmer. There is the free online book, and then the real book. Great resources and current information.

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